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City history on public TV

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City history on public TV

CUMBERLAND — Maryland Public Television will air a half-hour special that explores the state's African American heritage, including the history of Cumberland, on Thursday at 8 p.m.

The group of about 10 local people who was involved with the filming will hold a reception Thursday beginning at 7 p.m. at the Fulton Myers Post 153 American Legion, 158 N. Mechanic St. The club has a wide-screen TV for viewing the show.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church was one of the stops on the filming tour because it was involved with the Underground Railroad. The church history includes a story about a black freeman who would ring the church bell as a signal to runaway slaves who would scurry into the church's tunnels for safety.

The program, "Crossings," will air again Sunday at noon and 10:30 p.m.


Cumberland Times-News

Front row, left to right: Al Feldstein, Stephanie Gates, and Romaine Franklin
Back row, left to right: Reverend Edward Chapman and Raymond Dobard.


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Allegany County, Maryland

African Americans, History; Allegany County (Md.), History.

Allegany County (Md.), 1890-2008

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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